Port Everglades has announced that Guatemala is a key target market for the South Florida port.
The announcement was made at Agritrade Expo & Conference 2013, an international agricultural trade show, in La Antigua, Guatemala, from March 14-15, hosted by the Guatemalan Exporters Association.
“Guatemala is our No. 2 trading partner after Honduras, and creating strategic alliances in the Central American region continues to be a top priority,” said Michael Vanderbeek, director of business development for Port Everglades, in a written statement.
Three marine terminal operators at the port provide weekly service to Guatemala: Crowley Liner Services, King Ocean Services and Chiquita/Great White Fleet. The top imports from Guatemala into Port Everglades include bananas and other fruits, vegetables, t-shirts and other clothing, containers and drums, scrap metal and mineral oil.